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It is with the greatest of respect for Douglass that I link this ERB video for anyone who hasn't seen it.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O-ZblMfZpuw

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Glad you enjoyed it! ERB slips some truth into a lot of their videos. It's not the only reason I like them, but it helps.

This one sneaks up on you a bit.

Elon Musk demands another huge payday from Tesla (www.cnn.com)

In a series of posts on X Monday night, Musk said that he would not want to grow Tesla to become a leader in artificial intelligence and robotics without a compensation plan that would give him ownership of around 25% of the company’s stock. That would be about double the roughly 13% stake he currently owns....

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It's hard for me to imagine 2024 not being the year they do.

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I didn't realize that. That's disheartening.

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I mean the physical design of the gun, not the projectile or effect.

I'm a simple man. Same answer for decades.

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fwiw in the future you can find out the path to your drives and their uuid if needed with

lsblk -f

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Yep. No reason not to think it isn't just corporate greed again.

(from the article about the previous insane egg prices)

In absolutely unrelated news, eggs are suddenly incredibly expensive. A dozen "conventional" eggs are currently averaging $2.88, which is double what they cost a year ago. Supposedly, this is caused by a supply chain shock (an avian flu outbreak).

But – and this will shock you, I know – the single company that dominates the US egg industry, Cal-Maine Food (AKA CALM – ugh) is making record profits. Their Q3/22 net was up 65% from the year before. Cal-Maine's Q4-22 sales were up record-smashing 110% – $801.7m:

Ex-President Donald Trump set to face jury over sex abuse and defamation claims (apnews.com)

After a big victory in the Iowa caucus, former President Donald Trump is expected in court Tuesday to face another legal challenge: a trial to determine how much more he owes the writer E. Jean Carroll for denying that he sexually assaulted her in the 1990s and accusing her of lying about her claims....

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The entire apparatus of the United States justice department and executive branch has so far not succeeded in doing more than pissing him off about Jan 06 and election fraud, but this one woman has bloodied his nose repeatedly. Bravo I say!

Maybe this is going to be the one thing he sees actual consequences for.

Side note - pretty sure losing cases like these would have killed anyone else's political career and presidential aspirations. It's a real shame we already used up the Teflon Don nickname.

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I was about to say "How would people know who you meant?" but I'm pretty sure it would catch on.

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It wasn't a comparison to Gotti except for a lamentation that the name has been used already. Though if it ends with Trump behind bars too, I can't complain. I'd like to feel some of this turns out to be more than just an annoying inconvenience for him.

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I did find a great many links to articles about this one event, but so far nothing to support that they do it regularly.

https://talkingpointsmemo.com/world-news/finland-stabbing-suspect-shot-in-leg

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Yeah, I'd think outside of movie-style moments it's not something that makes sense 99.9% of the time, I just thought it was an interesting claim. It would have been more interesting if it were true. 😁

(to be clear I'm not the guy who made the claim)

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She'd have made a great Dolores Umbridge. (Not to detract from the hatred Imelda Staunton succeeded in generating, she was great too!)

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I had a guy on reddit WAAAY back when the war was just starting (when it was clear they would invade, but either had not yet or had literally just begun hours before) tell me all the Ukrainian citizens had to do was not resist and accept their Russian citizenship, the Russian soldiers were their ethnic bretheren, it would all be over nearly bloodlessly in three days, and of course Putin would not harm anyone if he didn't have to.

I was in disbelief that he believed this was true, or that he could believe there was any possibility they'd just stand by and let themselves be invaded. A month or so later I dug out the thread and called him out for his ridiculous bullshit (which had already been ridiculous bullshit when he first said it) and he gave me some version of "any bloodshed is the fault of Ukraine" and cursed me out.

I fathom neither how anyone sees Ukraine as anything other than the victim in this war, nor how anyone could ever have thought this would be quick and bloodless.

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The official narrative is that Ukrainian government is illegitimate and ruled by Nazis, abd the country needs to be “liberated” from their rule.

Okay but we, over here on the good side of the sanity line, know that's not true, right? It justifies nothing.

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and the moment they actually stop and declare peace, the US and EU will seek to tear the rest of their government apart and try to start a civil war, like they’ve done at least 15 times they got involved in a conflict in the last 23 years

If that were true, it would have been a good reason not to invade a neighbor.

Stunning Republican Probe Finds 4,000 Missing Votes From Trump-Biden Election — Votes TAKEN FROM Biden (www.mediaite.com)

The reporting errors were presumably a consequence of the results tapes not being programmed to a format that was compatible with state reporting requirements. Attempts to correct this issue appear to have created errors. The reporting errors did not consistently favor one party or candidate but were likely due to a lack of...

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I could be misremembering, but I feel like I remember them admitting it in Arizona, too.

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Far too easy to eat the onion in these modern times.

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And yet I all but guarantee that anyone who has ever said "black people can't be racist" did not actually mean "black people cannot be discriminatory, racially prejudiced bigots." (I'll allow for corner cases where people are idiots - because that happens with anything.)

Anyone at all can plainly see that nothing stops black people from being those things.

So the singular reason to get upset when someone says "black people can't be racist" is a failure to recognize (and based on this discussion I'm pretty sure it's a choice for many) the scholarly definition.

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They are being bigoted racially prejudiced douchebags in both cases, but only racist in one. Not that hard.

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Someone somewhere is already planning how they will get people to work around the clock this way, and someone else somewhere is probably desperate enough to feed themselves or their family that they'll take it when offered.

If cannabis gets rescheduled to III, how can it ever get the state - federal differences resolved when it comes to the recreational market?

The feds will still go after it as an illegal drug when presented as recreational and the will keep the stigma going on forever. Furthermore it will keep a lot of talented people out of good job opportunities for smoking a joint after work instead of having a glass of wine.

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The moment there isn't federal law to lean on, I hope for and expect court cases predicated on the fact that there's no basis for an employer to care more about whether someone has smoked cannabis in the past thirty days than they do about whether that same employee gets blackout drunk every Friday and Saturday night - nor for that matter if the person responsibly drinks a couple beers after work some nights. (Or is someone pushing to detect alcohol use within the past 30 days as a reason to disqualify employment?)

Neither of those details of their lives speaks to someone's sobriety at work, and the basis for considering marijuana usage as somehow "worse" is rooted directly in the racist basis for policies enacted at the very start of cannabis prohibition.

The reality is that drug tests just like felony checks are very good filters for bad employees.

If this is true, drug testing should start at the CEO.

Edit2: Hanging onto this for 2 months before replying, or just like trolling through old cannabis discussions looking for an argument, or...?

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I was thinking urinalysis, which I was always told was ~30 days. It doesn't change the argument.

C-level or anyone in the company exempt? Do we monitor alcohol usage so closely? Would people tolerate it if we did? Federal law is the only reasonable basis for an employer to be testing for off the clock use of a drug that is legal or decriminalized in that state. Otherwise it's an invasion of privacy. And yes, it is, whether you tell me it legally is or not.

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